One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has released that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend a lot of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?
The simple way to tell you out how often to swap your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is decided by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.
A clogged filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the team at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 877-389-2465.